Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Call for entries

In preparation for the upcoming giveaway of a box of the brandnew SAQA Signature Thread Collection II I am planning several additional posts. Eligible members of SAQA Europe/Middle East who would like to submit a post about their quilt-related activities as set up in the submission guidelines are encouraged to submit these now to the mail-address given in the guidelines.

Already our number of clicks has gone up a bit - take advantage of the publicity of a growing audience!

Monday, September 23, 2013

SAQA Signature Thead Colletion II by Aurifil: Upcoming Giveaway on this Blog!

Last Friday Uta received a package from SAQA-member and SAQA-sponsor Alex Veronelli (Aurifil). In it was acomplimentary box of the brandnew SAQA Signature Thread Collection II that Alex has donated towards the publicity of this blog.

Outside view

Inside view

We are planning a giveaway of this box in the first half of October.
Check back for more information on how to gain a chance to win this colorful box of threads!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Meet and Greet at European Patchwork Meeting in Ste. Marie-aux-Mines

On Thursday, Sept. 12, approx. 35 SAQA members gathered at the meet and greet, which has become a traditional at the EPM by now. This time the meeting took place in the Espace presse and was a casual and friendly affair in which everybody could talk to everybody else.

waiting for the storm - delicious snacks...

Gul LaPorte in action,
translating director Philippe Gasperment's welcome address
Susan Chapman, Monique Gilbert, Christina Lauchenauer
and Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix at the reception
Thank you very much to the organizers of the festival for their continued support of SAQA and their repeated hospitality!

Friday, September 13, 2013

SAQA-member first recipient of prestigious prize for teachers at Carrefour Européen

Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix, SAQA representative for Europe/Middle East is the first recipient of the prestigious prize in the category 'teacher', donated by JHI Nihon, consisting of a flight to Tokoy, one week in a hotel in Tokyo, with a bit of teaching.
Her quilt "Magic View" is an interpretation of lying on the ground on a forest floor and looking at the sky.

Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix
in front of her decorated quilt "Magic View".
Congratulations, Elisabeth!